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Picture yourself spending some time with congenial friends, sharing your lives and pictures from your cell phones." They're curious about that cool game, song, movie, camping trip, art show, or other event that fascinated you. You talk about all kinds of stuff, poetry, styles, personal achievements, relationships, and bad days. You can share your inner child, and laugh together. They sympathetically listen to your feelings about serious topics like politics or climate change, even when they don't agree.

Personal validation comes from paying attention to one another, giving more than you get. Everyone respects you and themselves, despite our amazing range of personal tastes and interests. They'll tell you they don't agree with an idea or behavior without implying you're a bad person or somehow deficient. It's an "I'm OK, You're OK" kind of fellowship, where nobody tries to make himself look better by picking on somebody else.

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The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud 7 hours ago. 3 Replies

The FLDS Cult Is Unraveling"the internet is a lifeline for people trapped in the most restrictive and stifling forms of…Continue

Tags: Warren Jeff, internet, FLDS

Ode to Yahweh (Non Stamp Collector & 43alley)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Ages ago (five or six years, I guess it is) when I first started recognizing my own atheism, one of the first atheist YouTubers I ran onto was Non Stamp Collector.  His handiwork wasn't up to Disney's standards, nor even Hanna-Barbera, but his wit…Continue

Tags: Yahweh, YouTube, 43alley, Non Stamp Collector

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 15. 3 Replies

Oregon Field Guide - Lamprey Decline"Populations of Eel-like lamprey have suddenly plummeted since the year 2000 in the Columbia Basin, surprising…Continue

Richard Dawkins, Growing Up in the Universe

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 14. 2 Replies

Here is an oldie, the young Richard Dawkins teaching kids about the universe. I especially like the one demonstrating how the eye evolved. This should answer those who believe it was impossible to evolve an eye. Continue

Tags: universe, teaching, Dawkins, Richard

Seeing Things (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 25. 2 Replies

TheraminTrees doesn't release videos very often these days,  but when he does, they are positive GEMS.  Most recent of his works is the following, wherein he dismantles some of the common rebuttals atheist get from believers when we assert our…Continue

Tags: seeing things, YouTube, TheraminTrees

Let's not define ourselves or others by our worst behaviors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 15. 4 Replies

My take on the recent melt down at Hang With Friends, of which I missed part, is that some of us were tripped up by a habit of thought. It's something we learn growing up, and use without realizing how much pain it can generate -  failing to…Continue

Tags: dispute at Hang With Friends

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Comment by sk8eycat on July 25, 2012 at 9:19pm

Tony, the "Command" about "bearing false witness" only applies to lying under oath. And the full version continues with, "against thy neighbor," which in Old Testicle Testament terms meant "thy fellow Hebrew."  You could tell all the lies you wanted to against a Canaanite or a Philistine, and make up tales about anyone as long as you were not under oath to tell the truth.

The xian church "fathers," especially after Constantine caved in to the political situation, saw nothing wrong with editing the gospels, "Paul's" letters, and even earlier secular historians' writings, if it furthered their cause.

Mr. Chatty Chicken Cathy doesn't seem to know that the buybull says very little about how many people, and of what gender, may marry... Remember the supposed Jesus parable about the seven foolish virgins who were all getting ready to marry the same man on the same night?  (Must have been some party!) Or Solomon's hundreds of wives and concubines?  The fundaMENTALists always conveniently forget those little details.

I think Chick-Fellow's First Commandment is "C.Y.A."

Comment by sk8eycat on July 25, 2012 at 8:06pm

Bark Beetles, N E 1?

Comment by Steph S. on July 25, 2012 at 6:08pm

That was great stuff Tony! Thanks!

I enjoy reading all the posts here.

Thank you all.

Hope your day is going well.

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 25, 2012 at 6:00pm

Wow! these are great. Where do you find them, and whom do you have to 'buttonhole' to get one?

And now, for something completely different.

                                       The Larch

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 25, 2012 at 5:46pm

Secular HumoristSome of us, especially Tony, could use one of these:


Or, "Incorrigible Punster - please do not incorrige"

Or, "Invertebrate Punster - spinelessly unable to resist a pun - so slug me!"


(I used to have all three of those buttons, until I passed them along to even more deserving and "pungent" people.)


Comment by Idaho Spud on July 25, 2012 at 5:45pm

Love the advice to know-it-all teenagers sk8eycat & Patricia.

Comment by Idaho Spud on July 25, 2012 at 5:35pm

Smiled at your puns Tony and your "Very Punny.." booklover.

Comment by Tony Carroll on July 25, 2012 at 5:29pm

Puns. Yeah, I know. But I just couldn't "shade' the truth, had to call it as I saw it. (Please forgive me, for I know exactly what I do).

Comment by Grinning Cat on July 25, 2012 at 5:29pm

Tony, a good pun is its own reword!

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 25, 2012 at 5:07pm

Powerfully stated Tony, and I am impressed, staying within a metaphor: 'barking', 'branch' out, learn to 'leaf' their myths behind,  become 'rooted' in reason. 


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